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ELECTED SECOND CHAMBER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 226A1: tabled on 23 October 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Fiona Mactaggart on 15 October 2001. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'House' and insert 'recognises that a second chamber wholly or substantially directly elected would inevitably divide on party political lines and that the majority party would regard its mandate as equal to that of the Government, leading to the possibility of opposing mandates and bad government; believes that, as the House of Commons represents the people by direct elections, a reformed second chamber should represent the structure of society by means of indirect elections by the great institutions and organisations in the land; and that a second chamber thus constituted would be free from patronage, have a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise but remain a second chamber.'.

Original motion text

That this House supports the democratic principle that any revised Second Chamber of Parliament should be wholly or substantially elected.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.